CHARLIE Kelman has the hunger to succeed at Southend United and has the tattoo to prove it.

Kelman - who bagged both of Blues’ goal in the 2-1 victory - held up his arm to show off the artwork which shows the eyes of a wolf.

And the 17-year-old explained the tattoo was down to his upbringing.

“My dad has mental health issues so when I was younger it was always me and my mum,” said Kelman.

“She always told me to keep focus and believed in me too when I said I wanted to be a footballer.

“It’s a memento to show my mum and I have been through the wars and come out the other side.”

Kelman netted goals galore with the Shrimpers’ youth teams, netting 61 times for the under 16 team during the 2017/18 season.

The youngster is now looking to hit top form with the first team.

But he was keen to stress the tattoo was definitely a wolf.

“Everyone keeps saying it’s an owl but it’s not,” smiled Kelman.

“It’s definitely a wolf.

“They have to stay hungry and it’s same as a footballer.

“The moment you lose your hunger is the moment you lose your edge, so it’s related.”